Now that warmer weather is on the horizon, and vaccinations are rolling out, it may be tempting to plan a trip to see our senior loved ones. Here are a few vital things to consider before you go.
The year 2020 has impacted practically everyone in one way or another, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone can talk at length about how they have been personally affected by this virus. I thought it would be fitting to take a different approach and see different experiences from the standpoint of our elderly loved ones. We will cover the life of elderly individuals in different settings like: Assisted Living, Rehab, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, Hospice etc.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, New Wave Home Care has been making continuous efforts to increase awareness of the health and safety risks now confronting those that make up a good number of our more vulnerable population, our aging-in-place seniors. With that in mind we'd just like to share a few excerpts from an article that came out this month in The Wall Street Journal on the topic of COVID-19 and the shift away from nursing homes.
One way to create a safer living environment for your aging parents is to “senior-proof” their home. Using these safety tips should make the process go more seamlessly.
Tripping and falling among seniors is an everyday occurrence. One out of every four seniors trip and fall every year, and it's one of their biggest fears. Fortunately, steps can be taken to minimize this from happening to the senior in your life.
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be challenging to cope with, especially if it’s happening to a loved one. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, consider asking your health professional and care provider if they have telemedicine services available.
Understanding and accessing the many resources for senior living and elderly care can be difficult. Sometimes, ensuring a senior receives all of the care and living accommodations they need can be a task too big for family members or friends. This is when the [Read More...]